Newcastle United held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at St. James’ Park last night to gain an unlikely point against the Premier League champions.
The Magpies put in a spirited performance against the Reds, with goalkeeper Karl Darlow making a string of great saves to deny the visitors.
Despite having to defend for pretty much the entire game, Newcastle were not without opportunities.
In the first-half Callum Wilson and Ciaran Clark were both denied by Alisson.
But Liverpool cranked up the pressure in the second half, and it required a monumental defensive effort from the hosts.
Speaking after the game, Steve Bruce said (BBC Sport): “We knew we let everyone down in a big cup tie. We blew it.
“We have to take the criticism that comes our way and accept it but I hope the supporters who watched this game today could really enjoy the performance.”
Lots of Newcastle players were coming in for praise after the game on social media, especially Darlow and Fabian Schar – who was a rock at the back.
But some Magpies fans made sure to acknowledge DeAndre Yedlin.
The £5 million star (Goal), linked with an exit from the club at the moment due to his contract situation, did really well against Sadio Mane, and some reckon it was the best he’s played for some time:
So many great performances but Karl Darlow MoM for me however thought Yedlin was excellent also 👏
— John Taylor (@JTDaprince16) December 31, 2020
Yedlin was a standout vs liverpool today, really frustrated Mane/Robertson and even created some good opportunities in the attack. I wonder he will still be sold or re-sign https://t.co/KQTZf1QII1
— 🇺🇸🇨🇴 (@El_gringoFutbol) December 31, 2020
Big heart shown today by DeAndre Yedlin after a tough match at City a few days ago. Clean sheet, great form, and helps steal a point away from the side at the top of the table. #NEWLIV #USMNT pic.twitter.com/oiO5969UHM
— Christophoros B. Orón (@chrisboron) December 31, 2020
DeAndre Yedlin was outstanding, haven’t saw enough of it unfortunately as can see the American leaving #NUFC still.
— Lee at NFTV (@LeeAtNFTV) December 31, 2020
Darlow and Yedlin have been quality today.
— NINE (@ninenufc) December 30, 2020
Yedlin masterclass imo 😁
— Daniel (@DanielSmith1022) December 30, 2020
Darlow was unreal in goal AGAIN. Stepped up with Dubravka back in the squad! Made some huge saves.
Centre backs were fantastic and covered each other all game.
Arguably Yedlin’s best performance in an #NUFC shirt.
Wilson with another huge shift upfront. What a striker 🙌🏻
— NUFC HQ (@NUFC_HQ) December 30, 2020
A much better performance from NUFC tonight Darlow and the defence were superb but we also offered a threat going forward & created chances against a complacent Liverpool. We were full value for a point IMO.Yedlin was brilliant why are the club letting him run down his contract?!
— Joe Ayton (@AmberAddict) December 30, 2020